Start-up Incubators and Venture Capital Firms play a vital role in an entrepreneurial ecosystem. They not only offer guidance to entrepreneurs and help them build profitable start-ups but also serve as a means for sorting out “extra-ordinary” teams from “mediocre” ones. They also provide “seed funding” to business models that they see viable and have strong teams to carry the project on their own.
Medium Startups Mentorship has compiled a list of such opportunities for Pakistani Startups & entrepreneurs. We will be including more organizations in the list as they come.
Pakistani entrepreneurs must check the respective websites and discuss with the representatives of these companies. Because even if they do not provide funding for your startup, the valuable guidance they will give you is a must have for any successful entrepreneur.
StartUp Incubators & Venture Capital Firms in Pakistan
LUMS Center for Entrepreneurship (LCE) – The Foundation Fund
Address: LUMS Center for Entrepreneurship, 3rd Floor, Suleman Dawood School of Business, LUMS, DHA, Lahore, Pakistan 54792
The Lakson Group is one of Pakistan’s leading business conglomerates. The Lakson Group (“Lakson”) was established in 1954 and is one of the largest business groups in Pakistan. Today we manage and own companies that are industry leaders in their respective sectors including agri-business, call centers, consumer non-durables, fast food, financial services, media, paper and board, printing and packaging, surgical instruments, technology (data-networking, BPO and software) and travel.Phone: (021) 111-525-766
Email: [email protected]
Shell LiveWIRE is a Royal Dutch Shell Social Investment Programme, which enables young people to start their own business and create employment.
PLAN9 TECHNOLOGY INCUBATOR
PLAN9 Fellowship Program.
Frontier Digital Ventures
Funding to accelerate the growth of amazing online classifieds businesses
Golden Gate Ventures
Address: 73B Duxton Road Singapore 089532
Phone: +65 6602 8050
The Northstar Group is a Singapore headquartered private equity firm managing more than US$2.0 billion in committed equity capital dedicated to investing in growth companies in Indonesia and to a lesser extent, other countries in Southeast Asia.
Northstar Advisors Pte. Ltd.
Address: 6 Battery Road Unit #35-05 Singapore 049909
Phone: +65 6533-3210
Fax: +65 6533-3211
We are a global institution investing in growth markets across Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Middle East and Turkey.
A Pakistan based Private Equity Firm, led by exemplary turnaround specialists who understand what it takes to grow businesses to the next level. IJARA is focused in supporting partner companies through their most difficult challenges.
Address: First Floor Federation House, Abdullah Shah Ghazi Road, Block 5 Clifton, Karachi 75600 Pakistan
Phone: +92 (21) 3582-2312
Email: [email protected]
Techstars Ventures is the venture capital arm of Techstars
Invest2Innovate supports startup communities in growth markets, and has been operating in Pakistan since 2011. They have incubation center and they also invest in selected companies. You can find more information on their site.
10xC provides seed funding, advice and shared services to entrepreneurs working on ideas or concepts towards validation of product/market fit. Whether you’re a new startup trying to get off the ground or an existing company in need of growth capital, 10xC has the means to support you. They offer up to 1M Rupess intial investment for the sake of 20% equity and incubation to the accepted startups.
National Incubation Center
NIC is support by Government and Jazz with the help of Teamup. They Support in raising capital from Angel investors locally and globally.
Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE) Islamabad Chapter
TiE runs numerous angel investment groups and funding forums throughout its network. They also host Pakistan StartUp Cup.
Invested in: Sukoon.
Women’s Entrepreneurial Center of Resources, Education, Access, and Training for Economic Empowerment (WECREATE) Projects.
With a strong network of local and global investors associated with PlanX we connect our startups with the best potential investors to help aid their growth.
Planet N provides a platform for prime growth to start-ups through collaboration and shared services.
Address: 1st Floor, Plot No. E-23, 2nd Zamzama Comm. Lane, Phase V, D.H.A., Karachi, Pakistan.
Phone: +92 21 3537 9106 – 8
Fax: +92 21 3581 0445
National ICT R&D Fund
This is the best place to get funding for your startups. National ICTRD provides big funds on zero equity to promote entrepreneurship. They have already Invested in More than 50 startups.
Address: 6th Floor, HBL Tower Jinnah Avenue, Blue Area, Islamabad, Pakistan
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (+92 51) 921 5360 – (+92 51) 921 5361 – (+92 / 51) 921 5362 – (+92 / 51) 921 5363 – (+92 / 51) 921 5364
Dot Zero Ventures
Dot Zero ventures primarily invest in early-stage companies that have successfully demonstrated through pilots that their service, product or idea has mass appeal.